leakage

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Leakage \Leak"age\, noun [Cf. D. lekkage, for sense 1.]

1. A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking.

2. (Com.) An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking.

3. (Elec.) A {leak[3]}; also; the quantity of electricity thus wasted. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

leakage

noun

1: the discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak" [syn: {escape}, {leak}, {leakage}, {outflow}]


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